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DIA Island

DIA Island is located near the coast of Crete in Greece. It is approximately 12 square kilometers, making it a small yet captivating destination for travelers seeking natural beauty and historical intrigue.

Steeped in history and mythology, it is believed to be the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus. Its name is said to derive from the shape of the island, which resembles the Greek letter “delta,” symbolizing Zeus’s divine power. Archaeological evidence suggests that the island has been inhabited since ancient times, with remnants of ancient settlements and temples scattered across its rugged terrain.

DIA Island Near Heraklion

Despite its relatively small size, it boasts a diverse array of plant and animal species. The island’s flora includes indigenous Mediterranean vegetation such as juniper trees, thyme, and wildflowers, which thrive in the island’s rocky landscape.

In terms of wildlife, it is home to several unique species, including the endangered Cretan wild goat, known locally as the “kri-kri.” These agile mountain goats can often be spotted traversing the island’s cliffs and rocky slopes, symbolizing the island’s rugged and untamed beauty. Birdwatchers will also appreciate the variety of seabirds that inhabit the Island, including the majestic Eleonora’s falcon, which nests along the island’s cliffs during the breeding season.

For visitors interested in exploring the cultural heritage, boat trips are available. They offer insights into the island’s history, mythology, and conservation efforts. These boat tours provide an opportunity to visit ancient ruins, Byzantine chapels.

Whether you’re hiking along its scenic trails, snorkeling in its crystal clear waters, or simply basking in the tranquility of its secluded beaches, It offers a unique and immersive experience for travelers seeking to connect with nature and history alike. So, embark on a journey to this hidden gem off the coast of Crete and discover the timeless allure of Dia Island.

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Sailing Trips

Sailing Trip to Dia Island
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Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Heraklion Port - Dia Island
English
75.00
6 hours8
Catamaran Boat Trip from Hersonissos

Catamaran Boat Trip from Hersonissos

Hersonissos Port - Dia Island
English
100.00
7 hours20
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